Tag: Normans

Now, now fellas, I'm taken already anyway! Wood sculptures line your route on the circuit around the ridge of the 1066 Battle of Hastings.

back where it all began – Bodiam, Battle and Hastings

The legend goes like this: Richard La Fort saved William the Conqueror from an arrow with his shield at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Newly crowned King William then endowed lands, a knighthood and a new name on Sir Richard: ‘Fortescue’, meaning ‘strong shield’. How could I – someone with two branches of Fortescue Read More